Former New York City police detective Stephen Caracappa, 75, serving a life sentence for his moonlighting work with the Lucchese Crime Family, died in the Butner, NC, federal detection center on April 8, 2017, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
The cause of Caracappa's death was not revealed. In 2016, within a Caracappa request for a compassionate release, the former detective stated that he was suffering from cancer.
Louis Eppolito is confined in a high-security penitentiary in Tucson, AZ, according to the report.
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